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2021 Mardi Gras Climatology
30YR Normals 02/10 02/11 02/12 02/13 02/14 02/15 02/16
Normal Highs 64 65 65 65 65 65 66
Record High 83 81 81 81 82 83 83
Year 1994 2020 2000 1959 1989 2018 2018
Lowest High 42 40 39 44 49 46 43
Year 2011 1986 1958 1960 2007 2007 1968
Normal Lows 47 47 47 48 48 48 48
Record Low 24 27 26 25 23 29 29
Year 1979 1980 1981 1958 1960 1960 1963
Highest Low 67 71 70 65 67 71 67
Year 2020 2020 2020 1952 2001 1990 2018
Average Daily 56 56 56 56 57 57 57
Normal Precip 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.19 0.21 0.20
Record Precip 4.33 1.61 1.87 2.80 2.84 3.32 1.63
Year 1981 1973 1961 1950 2009 1956 1965
Snow 1" 0 2" T 0 0 0
Year 1973   1950 1960      
                         2020
High  74 66 56 61 68 75 68
Low 61 48 43 42 47 57 56
PCPN T 1.24"  0.00" 0.00" 0.00" 0.01" 0.00"

Note: Record rainfall is the maximum of New Orleans Airport, New Orleans City or New Orleans Audubon Park.

Period of Record: 1874-2020 (147 Years)

Coldest Temperature: 22F on February 14, 1899
Coldest Average Temperature: 30F on February 14, 1899
Lowest High Temperature: 38F on February 14, 1899
There was as much as 3 inches of snow on the ground that needed
to be cleared off the streets before the Krewe of Rex rolled.
9 out of 146 Mardi Gras Days have had temperatures 32F or less.
Approximately 6.2 percent of all Mardi Gras Days had freezing temperatures.
Warmest Temperature: 83F on February 20, 1917
Warmest Average Temperature: 76F on February 20, 1917
Highest Minimum Temperature: 71F on February 28, 2017
7 out of 146 Mardi Gras Days had temperatures 80F or higher.
Approximately 4.8 percent of all Mardi Gras Days had 80F or warmer.
The wettest Mardi Gras was 2.12 inches on March 1, 1927.
47 out of 146 Mardi Gras Days recieved measurable rainfall.
Rain has occurred on 32.2 percent of all Mardi Gras Days.
Six previous Mardi Gras' fell on February 16th
Year High Low Average Rainfall
1904
62 49 55.5 0.00"
1915
61 48 54.5 0.00"
1926 62 47 54.5 0.00"
1988 59 33 46.0 0.00"
1999 76 50 63.0 0.00"
2010 51 31 41.0 0.00"
Averages 61.8 43.0 52.4 0.00"